The Lighting Paradox: Cheaper, Efficient LEDs Save Energy, and People Use More New research at Rutgers University has shown how to slash the cost of highly efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) and significantly reduce lighting’s energy requirements. The energy savings, however, will likely be eroded as people find new uses for the inexpensive lights. It’s a classic example of how a solution to a problem may cause more problems, or at least nullify the solution. "I am doubtful that we will save any energy by going to LED lights," said Thomas Theis, director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 8 tools for visualizing data with open source Data visualization is the mechanism of taking tabular or spatial data and conveying it in a human-friendly and visual way. There are several open source tools that can help you create useful, informative graphs. In this post we will take a look at eight open source, data visualization tools. Datawrapper
Grape-Nuts History - Who Invented Grape-Nuts? Whether you enjoy it at breakfast, snack time or any other time of day, Post Grape-Nuts cereal isn’t just a part of your healthy diet — it’s been a part of American history for more than 100 years. Developed by C.W. Post in 1897, Grape-Nuts is timeless and versatile. The Home Depot - Home Left Article Image Left Article Header Corporate Responsibility Left Article Body The Home Depot is built on the principle of creating value for our stockholders while never forgetting our values. LightSavers — Canadian Urban Institute LightSavers Canada was founded in 2008 by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to accelerate transformation of the outdoor lighting market, nudging it towards LED and smart adaptive control technologies. This is achieved through supporting the development of scale-up tools, communication activities, and a national summit focused on the scale-up of LED and adaptive control technologies in outdoor applications. A Technical Advisory Panel comprising industry experts oversees the work in the Program. Funding has been provided by Natural Resources Canada, the Ontario Power Authority (now IESO), and participating private sector event sponsors.
VolitionRx Initiates Sponsorship of Two-time Cancer Survivor to Drive Awareness for the Importance of Early Cancer Detection NAMUR, Belgium, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (OTCQB: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests, today announced that it has initiated sponsorship of Sean Swarner, the first cancer survivor to summit Mt. Everest, to raise awareness of the importance of early detection of cancer. Through this sponsorship, VolitionRx is in-part supporting Sean's next adventure of trekking to the South Pole to help demonstrate to the world that cancer is not a death sentence, that there are steps people can take to aid in the early detection of cancer, and that survivors can enjoy a high quality of life post-treatment.
The Walt Disney Company Corporate history 1923–1928: The silent era In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's Wonderland, which featured child actress Virginia Davis interacting with animated characters. After the bankruptcy in 1923 of his previous firm, Laugh-O-Gram Films,[ChWDC 1] Disney moved to Hollywood to join his brother Roy O. Disney. Film distributor Margaret J. LED street light An LED street light (also referred to as LED road lighting) is an integrated light-emitting diode (LED) light fixture that is used for street lighting. Design and style LED street light beam pattern
Map Shows Cost of Living Around the World This map shows the difference in living costs around the world using figures from the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. The Consumer Price Index, used to determine the difference in the living costs between countries takes into account the prices of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities. The CPI in the infographic is a relative indicator of a country's living costs compared to New York. So, for instance, if a country has a CPI of 70, on average it enjoys 30% cheaper living costs compared to New York. Thinking of moving abroad?
Population Lines Print I recently produced a map entitled “Population Lines”, which shows population density by latitude. The aim was to achieve a simple and fresh perspective on these well-known data. I have labelled a few key cities for orientation purposes but I’ve left off most of the conventional cartographical adornments. I am really pleased with the end result not least because it resembles Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures album cover, which in itself is a great example of data visualisation as art. Young cancer patients benefit from more teen-friendly treatment centers - Health On the show Eun Kyung Kim TODAY 4 hours ago Alec Kupelian was enjoying his freshman year of college last May when his pelvis started hurting. Kupelian thought it was just a sports-related injury. It turned out to be a 7-inch tumor.
Walmart Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., branded as Walmart /ˈwɒlmɑrt/, is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. The company is the world's largest public corporation, according to the Fortune Global 500 list in 2014, the biggest private employer in the world with over two million employees, and is the largest retailer in the world. Walmart remains a family-owned business, as the company is controlled by the Walton family, who own over 50 percent of Walmart. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies. In the late 1980s and early 1990s the company rose from a regional to national giant. Walmart has over 11,000 stores in 27 countries, under 55 different names. The company operates under the Walmart name in the United States, including the 50 states and Puerto Rico. It operates in Mexico as Walmart de México y Centroamérica, in the United Kingdom as Asda, in Japan as Seiyu, and in India as Best Price.